Suppose I become negatively electrically charged. I then acquire a bunch of dispositional properties, such as the property of repelling electrons and attracting positrons. But have I gained any basic dispositional properties?
One could take one of two views here:
- In becoming charged, I took on new basic dispositional properties characteristic of charge.
- Prior to being charged, I already had the dispositional property of being such as to repel electrons and attract positrons when negatively charged.